Category Archives: Birth of Jesus

Worldwide focus on Jesus

As we approach the Christmas season, worldwide attention will once again turn to the obscure first century carpenter named Jesus. He will be the theme of cherished Christmas carols and likely make the covers of major magazines.  But why? Why … Continue reading

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Unlocking the enigma of our existence

There are surprisingly few places to turn for thoughtful answers to the deeper questions about suffering, life and death. Continue reading

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Explaining Christianity involves more than history

When they first proclaimed their message about Jesus of Nazareth, the apostles used three main points: You killed him. God raised him. We are witnesses.  But this is not everything they taught about Jesus. The expanded presentation included seven main … Continue reading

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Did God kill his son for me? (audio)

Some people misunderstand the Christian gospel as a story based on some sort of bizarre act of a sadistic Father killing his son so that sinners can be forgiven. Do the Scriptures below imply this version of salvation? What is wrong … Continue reading

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7 truths of Christianity

How could we best summarize Christianity to others? Continue reading

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Can we trust the story about Jesus Christ?

All those who take history seriously acknowledge the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ.  It’s an indisputable fact of history that there existed in the first century a man identified as Jesus of Nazareth. We possess detailed accounts of … Continue reading

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7 links worth checking out

Seven point plan to redefine sexuality and marriage Coming Together on Culture: Theological Issues by Tim Keller My favorite atheist, R. W. Glenn 50 best photos from The Natural World The Believer’s Atheist by Ross Douthat Can we believe in God … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary message of Christmas!

Take a few moments and break away from all the busyness of this time of year. Lift your heart to an amazing place of worship by patiently and prayerfully reflecting on these words from Scripture. Then enjoy the message of … Continue reading

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A God who breaks into our reality

Worldwide attention is turning once again to the obscure carpenter from the first century named Jesus. Why does this happen each year? Is it just the power of religious tradition? Think about it. This is not something that happens in … Continue reading

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Encountering God at the birth of Christ

The un-sanitized version Christmas Suppose God had enlisted you to help arrange the setting for the birth of His Son, the awaited Messiah. What kind of reception would you plan for such an amazing event? What location would you recommend … Continue reading

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